Growing up, my mom always said that no matter where I end up, I should have a crockpot. Now that I’m a little bit older and finally starting to see the ways of the world, I couldn’t agree more with her.
Crockpots might be the most essential piece of cooking equipment ever made. They can cook anything you want. They make meats and vegetables taste better.
Your meal can go from mediocre to restaurant quality just by using a crockpot.
The uses for a crockpot are almost endless. Because of this, you know it’ll be the perfect piece of cookware to use for your keto diet.
13 Easy Keto Crockpot Recipes
Crockpots are great because they are essentially a smaller, better oven. They hold moisture in so you don’t lose any juices, meaning that nothing will really come out dry.
All you need to do is set the temperature, place the food in, and leave it for however long you want to cook it.
The recipes below are perfect whether you’re a crockpot expert or a simple novice.
The fact that these are going to help with your keto diet as well is going to be an added bonus. Just remember that these recipes may not help you complete your daily macros. Always check beforehand if you’re going to hit your macros and have some fat bombs at the ready at all times.
I’m a huge fan of most BBQ meals. Next to brisket I would have to say pulled pork is my favorite.
When you have just the right amount of sauce added there is nothing more satisfying on this planet.
This recipe has a sauce as part of it, but you do not need to add it. If you’re a person that just doesn’t enjoy BBQ sauce very much then you should skip this. You can enjoy the pork by itself with minimal seasoning.
Because it’s made in a crockpot you should be able to have all of the natural flavors of the pork still present before any sauce is even added.
Net Carbs: 3.8g
Cheese stuffed anything sounds like a delight and this recipe doesn’t change that.
Turkey meatballs themselves are already good, but when you stuff them with cheese, you’re only adding something that makes just about anything taste better.
With cheese being such a vital food with ketogenic diets, you should look to try and add it to as many dishes as you can.
This recipe can make a good meal when you add a few vegetables or it can be eaten as a snack if you’re busy and on the go.
Macros (per 3 meatballs):
Net Carbs: 3.9g
Pot roast is always great. The mix of vegetables with the meat is perfect. When it’s made correctly the meat is so tender that it basically melts in your mouth. The eating experience of a good pot roast is top notch.
Mixing all the ingredients together creates a blend of flavors that will make your mouth water just from the smell of it.
Side dishes usually aren’t necessary for this meal since everything is put together in the crockpot. Nothing is wrong with adding a side dish, just be sure that it helps you stay on track with your macros.
Net Carbs: 4g
Ranch dressing typically isn’t part of a good keto diet, but this recipe calls for you to make your own ranch, a dressing that will fit your keto lifestyle.
The ranch that you’ll be making goes perfectly with the chicken. You’ll have a tender, juicy chicken that gets combined with a ranch dressing that any ranch lover will die for.
Yes, we know some of you absolutely love ranch and probably couldn’t eat any foods without it. Well, this recipe was put in place for you guys. You get to experience the taste that you thought you may have lost forever.
This recipe also calls for bacon and we all know that bacon makes anything much better than it already is.
Net Carbs: 5g
Here’s a dish for those that want a little Asian flavor in their lives.
I know you might be a little worried since this is a noodle dish and by now I’m sure you understand that noodles aren’t really keto friendly.
Lucky for you, this recipe calls for low carb noodles. Noodles that are so low carb and tasteful that you’re going to be baffled at the fact that they aren’t real noodles.
This lo mein dish will definitely catch you off guard because it’s very flavorful and the fact that it’s so low carb is absolutely mind-blowing.
Net Carbs: 1.5g
If you aren’t a fan of buffalo chicken then I don’t know if we can friends. Buffalo chicken is a flavor that sits so well with most people. For many people, that’s a flavor that is go-to because it’s usually not too spicy but it’s not bland either.
You get to add a bit of ranch to this dish, which is a combination that goes together like peanut butter and jelly. The buffalo chicken flavor is Batman and the ranch flavor is the Robin.
Once you’re able to perfect this recipe, you’ll know what having tender and juicy chicken is actually like. It will be like eating a piece of heaven.
Net Carbs: 1g
When I say this tastes like a taco in soup form, that’s exactly what it tastes like. Most of the carbs you get from a taco are usually from the shell and since we are trying to avoid as many carbs as possible, making a soup is a great option.
You get all the flavors of the soup without the actual crunch of a hard shell or soft flavor of a regular tortilla.
This recipe is perfect for any taco Tuesday.
Who said you need to have taco shells to enjoy a good taco?
Net Carbs: 4g
I’m not a huge eggplant fan but when it’s combined with specific ingredients then you can’t help but enjoy the flavors.
This casserole is easy to make so it’s not going to take much time away from your busy schedule.
Having a crockpot allows you to save time in most areas of cooking. You aren’t having to constantly check other things. All you need to do is let the food cook and occasionally check it to make sure it’s not on fire.
When you’re done making this casserole you don’t have to worry about taking everything out of the crockpot to serve it. Leave everything in there and scoop the food straight from the crockpot to enjoy.
Net Carbs: 5.7g
Chicken chowder, need I say more?
There are millions of chowder lovers out there, so the ones that are on a keto journey can love one of their favorite kinds of soups again.
Making this in a crockpot as opposed to a regular pot just helps all the flavors blend better, in my opinion. Crockpots are great for that. They never let much flavor escape during the cooking process.
The slow and steady cooking process just ensures that everything will be cooked to perfection. You may not be able to make a better chowder anywhere else with the ingredients you need.
Net Carbs: 5.8g
Lamb is a meat that doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves.
I consider lamb one of the underdogs of meats because it doesn’t get look at very often, but when it does, it always seems to surprise.
When done correctly, this lamb recipe will melt in your mouth. There will be nothing tough about this. It’s very easy to sit back, eat, and enjoy with a smile on your face.
One downside to this recipe is that you’re going to need to add your own vegetables which can very easily be an afterthought. However, adding some low carb vegetables is going to be very easy.
Net Carbs: 0.7g
If you’re looking for a recipe that looks sexy when you’re done with it, this is the one.
The chicken thighs are going to look so good, you may not even want to eat it. It’s going to look like it was made in a professional chef’s kitchen.
Having the chicken with a bone in or without a bone doesn’t matter. The flavor is going to be amazing either way.
Some people may argue that bone-in chicken is better because the bone holds a lot of flavors. Personally, I prefer boneless because it’s easier to eat.
Net Carbs: 5.5g
There isn’t much that needs to be said about this recipe. It’s pretty straightforward.
You have a soup that needs to be made and it’s chicken soup. It may not be the traditional chicken noodle soup we all grew up loving, but it’s passable and can give you that warm comfy feeling you might be needing on those terrible sick days.
Net Carbs: 8g
If you’re a seafood lover then you’re guaranteed to love this shrimp scampi.
Shrimp is a favorite amongst the seafood-loving community so there are almost no excuses as to why you shouldn’t at least try this recipe.
You’re getting to eat a food you love and it’s helping shape the body you want. It’s a win-win situation.
Net Carbs: 2g
Crockpots are extremely useful and again, everyone should have one in their kitchen.
They are sometimes under-utilized, but when they are used, you’re never disappointed.
If you still aren’t 100% sold on crockpots and the ketogenic lifestyle, look at Keto Dash and see how many others have had their lives changed through delicious recipes like the ones above.
If you’re looking for more amazing keto recipes then check out some of these roundups that we’ve compiled: